Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Steve Burch on Producing Animation

Steve Burch

On Monday 31 March we are fortunate to have Steve Burch visit Bucks for a lecture and workshop on Producing Animation. Steve has 26 years experience in the industry, having worked on 11 animated features in Hollywood and Europe including Brad Bird’s modern classic The Iron Giant. His roles have included Special Effects Supervisor for Dreamworks and Warner Brothers feature films. Steve has worked with three Oscar winning directors and has produced and directed many commercials and animated shorts.

Steven has also worked closely with Pixar’s Oscar-winning Brave director Mark Andrews, creating workshops and lectures for students whilst a senior lecturer at Glasgow School of Art’s course in Digital Culture.

Steve will be coming to Bucks on Monday 31 March at 2pm to host a workshop on producing animation. Here at Bucks we teach digital art, computer skills, art, design and film-making, but we don't teach animation production - and we should. Anyone who has ever worked on a group project knows how vital it is to develop a successful work flow - a knowledge and understanding of the management of a digital pipeline is something that every digital artist should have.

Steve said "I’m really excited to be able to give a talk to Bucks New University. I regularly read the Bucks Animation Blog and think it’s a great resource for all animation and visual effects students. I’m looking forward to leading a talk and a brief student workshop that is aimed to enable students to help focus on how to develop their personal interests as well as to acquire practical skills that will be useful for the rest of their creative careers.”

Come along at 2pm on Monday 31 March in G1.13, where Steve will be hosting his workshop on "Producing Animation". All students are welcome.


(Editor's Note: For more on how Bucks is helping our students to succeed in the animation industry, read this post on finding your first job. Also check out what studios look for in a great demo reel, hear what London's Blue Zoo has to say about finding work, and take a look at this video by Sony Pictures Animation. You can also watch Alex's ten minute video on creating a great reel, and read this post on the perfect demo reel. Also, check out our guide to animation careers here, and also take a look at this map of digital studios - a great place to start your search for work in the business. Learn the nuts and bolts of freelance life by reading our guide to invoicing clients, and our guide to putting together a great CV.)

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